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Wild Sheep Chase : A Novel (Reprint) (Paperback) (Haruki Murakami & Alfred Birnbaum)
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A marvelous hybrid of mythology and mystery, A Wild Sheep Chaseis the extraordinary literary thriller that launched Haruki Murakami’s international reputation.It begins simply enough: A twenty-something advertising executive receives a postcard from a friend, and casually appropriates the image for an insurance company’s advertisement. What he doesn’t realize is that included in the pastoral scene is a mutant sheep with a star on its back, and in using this photo he has unwittingly captured the attention of a man in black who offers a menacing ultimatum: find the sheep or face dire consequences. Thus begins a surreal and elaborate quest that takes our hero from the urban haunts of Tokyo to the remote and snowy mountains of northern Japan, where he confronts not only the mythological sheep, but the confines of tradition and the demons deep within himself. Quirky and utterly captivating,A Wild Sheep Chase is Murakami at his astounding best.
Blending elements of myth and mystery, a stunning novel by the author of
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle features a cast of bizarre characters, including a sheep with a mysterious star on its back, caught up in a Nietzschean quest for power. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Number of Pages: 353
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Haruki Murakami & Alfred Birnbaum
Street Date: April 1, 2002
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-7346